Department of Ophthalmology

Academic Schedule

Grand Rounds - Grand Rounds are held every Thursday afternoon in the 8th floor auditorium and include presentations by attendings, researchers and guest presenters.  Previous guest speakers include Jai G. Parekh, M.D., M.B.A., Clinical Associate Professor, Cornea Service, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, NY, Managing Partner, Brar-Parekh Eye Associates, NJ, Chief of Cornea & External Diseases/Director of the Research Institute, St. Joseph's HealthCare System, NJ.

Tuesday Morning Conferences Every Tuesday morning at 7:15AM, the residents attend didactic conferences with concentration each week on a specific sub-specialty.  Case diagnosis, management and treatment are discussed.

Academic Fridays – Every Friday afternoon is dedicated to academics with mandatory attendance by all residents except for the on-call team. Typically, there are three lectures given by attending physicians. We have initiated weekly required reading schedules with a quiz every Friday. Each resident is asked to provide two questions from the readings for the quiz. After taking the quiz the residents go over the questions in a very low stress,  (no attendings) environment. The scores are known only by the chief resident who keeps score amongst resident teams for our academic competition. The winners recieve monies to be used towards books or other resources.

Peds Small Group – Every Wednesday morning at 7:15AM – Mandatory for the second year on rotation. Open to all residents.

Resident Educational Symposia – Once a month residents, attendings and other members of the Charleston Ophthalmogy community come together for a fun night of dining and education. Typically three articles are presented by residents for a discussion in a Socratic setting.


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